Our News (continued)
NEW HOME FOR MERIDIAN SCHOOL
As the new academic year draws near Meridian are pleased and excited to announce that the school is moving to new premises - The Catney Village Hall in Catherine De Barnes, B91 2TJ.
As the school continues to grow we now need more space to accommodate students. The village hall was formerly a primary school built in the 1879 by a local business owner Joseph Gillott to provide a place of education for local children with a small chapel attached. The school closed in 1974, moved into the hands of trustees and is now the responsibility of the local residents community.
On first sight we were fascinated with the building and when we went inside the atmosphere felt quite peaceful. We have taken our current students for a visit to get a second opinion and it is a unanimous yes! They love the extra space and sense of quiet. Although the school is undergoing some renovation and the toilets can best be described as ?quaint?, there is a fully fitted kitchen and outside space for summer time massages and lunch. Opposite the school is a local Spar shop open seven days a week, useful for any bits and bobs. Next door is the Boat Inn the local and only village pub, which has an excellent menu for the end of course celebration.
The hall is situated on Hampton Lane the B4102 which is easily accessible from Junction 5 of the M42 along the A41. There is an agreement that those using the hall, can park in the Boat Inn car park. The local railway stations include Solihull and Hampton in Arden. There is also a bus stop right outside the school for the 82 or 83 from Solihull Station to Meriden.
We are really excited about the new move and hope that when you visit for training or student massage days you will feel right at home.